Jiyao Gao, a PEESE graduate student, was selected to receive a Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award from AIChE this year. These student paper awards are presented to graduate students who published the best technical papers that describe results related to engineering and sustainability. Jiyao is one of the three Student Award recipients this year, and he will receive $500 for travel expenses associated with attending this year’s AIChE annual meeting, plus an award plaque. The committee made the award decision based on the technical merit, quality and impacts of Jiyao’s research on shale gas energy systems, especially his publications that attract news media coverage.
In addition, Jiyao was also selected as a CAST Director’s Student Presentation Award Finalist with $500 travel support to this year’s AIChE annual meeting, plus a ticket to CAST (Computing and Systems Technology) Division dinner for recognition.